Categories: "Declension" or "Deadjectival nouns" or "Last names" or "Pronouns"


June 17th, 2011 — posted by Don
The Russian word этот is a demonstrative adjective that can be translated as this/that/these/those, depending on the context. (For a discussion of the this/that distinction, see the entry on тот.) It declines like this: Masc Neut Fem Pl Nom этот… more »


June 8th, 2011 — posted by Don
Они is a pronoun that replaces grammatically plural nouns. It declines like this: Pl Nomони Acc(н)их Gen Pre Dat(н)им Ins(н)ими The primary meaning of они is they/them in its various forms. In such contexts you get sentences like: Они… more »

Мы (часть первая)

April 27th, 2011 — posted by Don
The word мы means we. It declines like this: Pl Nomмы Accнас Gen Pre Datнам Insнами I often encounter the word in sentences like this: Мы купили пять aбиссинских кошек. We bought five Abysinnian cats. Нас выбросили за борт. They threw us… more »


January 14th, 2011 — posted by Don
In Russian you can often take a noun stem, say one like стол-, which means table, and add a suffix (often -ск-, -ов-, -н-, or -ин-), and then add adjectival flexions to form an adjective. In this case one adjective from стол is столовый. The phrase… more »

Она (часть первая)

September 1st, 2010 — posted by Don
The word она is a personal pronoun that declines like this: Sg Nomона Acc(н)её Gen(н)её Preней Dat(н)ей Ins(н)ей The «н» versions of the pronoun occur when the pronoun is the object of a preposition. Она refers to feminine singular nouns, which… more »